A chiropractor is a health professional who specializes in the treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors — also called doctors of chiropractic — have extensive education in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and noninvasive therapies to decrease pain, improve range of motion, and help patients recover from injuries.
At AllCare Chiropractic, the team has more than 15 years of experience in chiropractic care for low back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, shoulder pain, sciatica, work injuries, and automobile collision injuries.
A chiropractic adjustment is a hands-on therapy used to improve range of motion of a particular joint and decrease pain and inflammation in the surrounding areas. During an adjustment — also called manual manipulation — a team member places one or both of their hands on the joint that is causing you pain and applies a specific force to the joint.
You may hear a popping or cracking sound during the adjustment, which is a release of carbon dioxide that occurs naturally when a joint is stretched. The adjustment is a very quick procedure with assessments beforehand and afterward to ensure you’re comfortable and safe. After your adjustment, you may notice a sense of relief or improved range of motion.
In some cases, it’s possible to experience mild soreness for a day or two after an adjustment. This soreness is similar to muscle soreness after exercise. The team may recommend ice or specific stretches after your adjustment to reduce soreness.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, doctors of chiropractic also provide physiotherapy and rehabilitation services and basic nutritional counseling. The AllCare Chiropractic team offers state-of-the-art physiotherapy and rehab protocols to decrease your pain, improve your flexibility, and increase muscle strength.
These services are tailored to your diagnosis and specific areas of concern. Your treatment plan is modified based on your level of pain and physical ability and progresses as you feel ready. Nutritional counseling — including recommendations of physician-grade vitamin supplements and minerals — can also help you improve your diet and reduce your symptoms — including inflammation and muscle pain.
Yes, chiropractic care is noninvasive and one of the safest types of care for low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. According to the American Chiropractic Association, studies have shown chiropractic care to be just as effective or more effective for low back pain than similar therapies — including medications, physical therapy, and exercise.
To schedule a chiropractic visit at AllCare Chiropractic, call the office or use the online tool.